Thursday, July 18, 2024

Oprah Changes Mind, Will Air Soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on OWN


Oprah Winfrey said she didn’t want the ABC soaps when they were cancelled. But now her OWN network will air both “All My CHildren” and “One Life to Live” for 10 weeks beginning July 15th. It’s great news for soap fans but almost comical considering how many press releases Prospect Park, which licensed the soaps for online viewing, produce in a single day. Only earlier today Prospect Park, which had changed their schedule, sent out a new missive about online viewing that made no sense. Now they’re going to air the first 4o episodes of each show on a daily basis, at 1pm and 3pm respectively. I think. Meanwhile. om Hulu and iTunes they’re going to release two new episodes of each show on Mondays. Or something. Won’t the cable versions eat into the online viewing? It would seem like it. But the soap belong on TV so it’s a good thing. Whatever it is.
See Oprah’s video where she said she didn’t want the soaps:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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